• Elementary Literacy Fifth Grade, Quarter 2 Unit 1


    Subject: Literacy
    Grade: Fifth
    Timeline: 4 - 4 1/2 weeks

     
    Quarter 2 Unit 1 Overview: 

     

     In this 4-4 ½ week unit, students read how the forces of nature shape and reshape our planet.  They will have a better understanding of their impact on our planet.  Students encounter non-fiction and fiction text with an environmental science focus.  Students read stories such as Earthquake Terror, Summer of Fire:  Yellowstone 1988 and Oceans as they focus on the author’s purpose for writing text as well as his/her point of view. Students use a note taking template while identifying the main ideas and supporting details in a piece of text. Students demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English as they read and write with accuracy and clarity.  During Word Study, students will be exposed to high frequency words and the following Nifty Thrifty Fifty words:  beautiful, communities, prettier, classify, electricity, community and happiness.  The teacher will model comprehension strategies while providing opportunities for guided and independent practice. The block framework provides opportunities for modeling, guided practice, and independent practice necessary for students’ mastery of the competencies of this unit.

     
    Quarter 2 Unit 1 Performance Task:
     
    You will read many pieces of text about natural occurrences.  While reading, you will use a note taking template to assist in recording facts.  After reading all required works, choose one natural occurrence that you feel has the greatest potential to devastate a region.  Write a well-developed essay to state your opinion.  Use the information from your note taking template to support your opinion with accurate facts. You will share your work orally in a large or small group.  Your work will be judged according to the attached rubric. 
     
    Focus Standards:
    RF.5.3-Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    RF.5.4-Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    RL.5.4-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. 
    RL.5.6-Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. 
    RL.5.7-Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, and poem).
    RI.5.1-Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 
    RI.5.2-Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
    W.5.1-Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    W.5.2-Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    W.5.8-Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list o sources.
    W.5.9-Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    W.5.10-Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    SL.5.1-Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    SL.5.2-Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
    L.5.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.
    L.5.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    L.5.3-Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
    L.5.5-Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning.

     

    Student Objectives/Competencies:

    Students will be able to…

    -Make inferences from material read
    -Identify the difference between informational and fact/opinion media
    -Write an opinion essay
    -Demonstrate process writing
    -Demonstrate effective note-taking skills (using a note-taking format)
    -Understand cause and effect relationships
    -Develop point of view
    -Differentiate between preposition, participle and interjections
    -Understand when and why to combine sentences
    -Gather information from multiple sources
    -Cite evidence
    -Demonstrate meaning of unknown words
    -Identify and use root words/affixes

     
    Assessments:

     

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    Scoring

    CONTENT

     

    € Accurately states their opinion about a natural occurrence

    € Essay contains many accurate facts from readings to support opinion

     

     

    € Mostly states their opinion about a natural occurrence

    € Essay contains some accurate facts from readings to support opinion

     

    € Somewhat states their opinion about a natural occurrence

    € Essay contains few accurate facts from readings to support opinion

     

    € Does not state their opinion about a natural occurrence

    € Essay contains no accurate facts from readings to support opinion

     

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    ORGANIZATION

     

     

    € There is  clear organization to the essay

     

     

     

     

    € There is some organization to the essay

     

     

     

    € There is an attempt to organize the essay

     

     

     

     

    € There is no evidence of organization to the essay

     

     

     

     

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    CONVENTIONS

     

    € Writing contains very few errors for the amount written

     

     

     

    € Writing contains some errors for the amount written

     

     

     

    €  Writing contains many errors for the amount written

     

     

    € Contains serious and distracting grammatical errors

     

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    TASK SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

     

    € Effective uses note-taking template

    € Presentation includes all appropriate elements (pacing, audibility, eye contact and appropriate length)

     

    € Adequate uses note-taking template

    € Presentation includes many appropriate elements (pacing, audibility, eye contact and appropriate length)

     

    € Attempts to use note-taking template

    € Presentation includes some appropriate elements (pacing, audibility, eye contact and appropriate length)

    € No evidence of note-taking template

    € Presentation has no appropriate elements

     

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                  Total = ____ 45


     
     
    Differentiation:
    • Skill based groups
    • Reading level groups
    • DRA2

     
    Interdisciplinary Connections:
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